PhD Students

Brian Willis

PROJECT TITLE: The Design and Optimisation of Energy Effecient Bioreactors using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Brian Willis is best known on campus as the captain of Brewing UCT – The Chemical Engineering Department’s student microbrewery team who have won the National Intervarsity Brewing Competition in 2012, 2015 and 2016. But brewing-fame aside, Brian’s primary pursuit on campus is the completion of his PhD which he started through CeBER in 2014, and which builds upon his honours in applied mathematics as well as his MSc, both through UCT. When he isn’t optimising reactor designs or brewing up a storm, Brian can be found enjoying a long distance trail-run on the mountain, playing squash or sampling the inspiration of his craft!